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1918 Oct. 12

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

France - Clint replies to Rhea's question by telling her that he is no longer engaged and she should soon receive some letters from him with more of his thoughts. The direction of their relationship will be discussed when he returns home, but he urges her not to feel obligated to wait for him, although he loves her and will not fall in love with anyone else in the meantime. When he spoke about her to Llyod, he... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1918 Oct. 17

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

France - Clint is still waiting on more letters from Rhea and in the meantime is rereading the ones he has and looking at her photographs. He would send more photos of himself to her but "promiscuous photography" is forbidden. They're staying in a nice German camp that was vacated only three days earlier, listening to the sound of heavy gunfire not too far away. He tells her about an article in the August 31st... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1918 Oct. 18

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

France - Rhea's most recent letters are the brightest thing in Clint's life and he longs for their reunion. He writes about current restrictions on mail, what the soldiers are allowed to carry, the bath he was able to take with a captured German tub, amd the rules regarding Christmas packages. He apologizes for forgetting that her 25th birthday was on October 7th, remarking that she is three years younger tha... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1918 Oct. 22

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

France - The mail has been coming more often thanks to a new arrangement by the military post, and Clint has been re-reading her last letter over and over. Somehow he had come to believe that her religion forbid intermarriage, so he is thrilled to learn that is not the case. He writes about earlier times in their relationship, when he was still engaged to another woman and uncertain about the future and his fe... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1918 Nov. 3

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

France - Clint was ordered to the Army Sanitary School, where he arrived on October 28th. He writes about his trip and riding on French trains. There are a lot of dentists there and Clint was able to reconnect with an old friend. The other dentists wanted to know what the front was like. Before he left his regiment they had a group photo taken.

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1918 Nov. 11

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

France - Since the firing stopped at 11am, they are starting to really believe the fighting is over. They're still in a muddy trench so it doesn't feel much different except for the oppressive silence. He writes about his visit to Paris, including his experience taking taxis and meeting two American girls who were part of a theater troupe invited by the Y.M.C.A. They saw the show and found out that one of the... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1918 Nov. 16

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

France - Clint received Rhea's letters from late October, and has heard that those divisions sent over first will be first to return, so he is hopeful. He's put on weight since he left home, and he now weighs 140 lbs. He's living with two other men in a culvert under a road, one end of which they've blocked off with dirt and the other they have a canvas tarp over. He heard good news from home, that Frank retur... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1918 Nov. 19

Deutscher Sparkassen- und Giroverband

Deutscher Sparkassenverband Kriegsanleihe Sparkarte

France - A blank German Savings Bank Association war loan savings card with written guidelines and 30 fields for pasting marks.

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1918 Nov. 19

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

France - Clint is writing from his new home of a few days, a railway station abandoned by the Germans. He's not sure what paper he's writing on but he thinks it has something to do with the 8th War Loan. American, French, and Belgian flags are hung from all the buildings and everyone seems happy. He reflects on the course of their romance and promises to send her photos as soon as he is able. The reverse side ... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1918 Nov. 26

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

France - Clint has been to two foreign countries since he last wrote to Rhea and will be in another very soon. He describes their journey through Belgium and the enthusiastic reception they received there. In Luxembourg, he writes that though the people speak German, they feel they have been "delivered" from the Germans by the war. He writes about their pleasant stay in Luxembourg and their Thanksgiving over t... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers